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Japanese Encephalitis samples sent to lab

To check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) — a mosquito-borne disease that affects the brain — samples of serum of pigs found in affected areas of the city have been sent to the laboratory at Hisar, Haryana.

delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2011 00:54 IST
Rhythma Kaul

To check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) — a mosquito-borne disease that affects the brain — samples of serum of pigs found in affected areas of the city have been sent to the laboratory at Hisar, Haryana.

Four cases of JE, infecting three children and a middle-aged woman, were detected for the first time in the Capital last week. The areas from where the cases were reported include Jahangir Puri, Bawana and Gole Market.

“Samples of the serum have been sent for testing and we expect the report in a couple of days. We also carried out surveillance of the human population in the affected areas. Fortunately, no more cases have been reported,” said Anshu Prakash, principal secretary (health), Delhi government.